Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread presents nearly 100 examples of the women-only art form of Maori weaving. Through May 29. NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE, 543-5590.
FRYE ART MUSEUM
Longtime fans of this formerly conservative museum will gulp upon seeing Swallow Harder, a meaty, confrontational bunch of 47 contemporary works preoccupied with sex, death, and rock n roll loaned by Seattle collectors Ben and Eileen Krohn. Through May 14. Architecture ofAbsence, the rst North American retrospective for German photographer Candida Höfer, is actually packed with presence. Through April 16. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.
HENRY ART GALLERY
Roy Lichtenstein: Prints 195697 is a sprawling survey of prints and a handful of paintings. Also up: Kelly Mark Thanks Everyone for Everything, a very funny video exhibition that updates the performance and video art of the 60s and 70s. Through May 7. In The Empty Room, Robert Lyons, Gordon Matta-Clark, and others explore questions of vacancy and emptiness. Through May 14. 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.
MUSEUM OF NORTHWEST ART
The Cognitive Body, glass sculpture by Eric Franklin, and paintings by the late, inuential abstractionist Carl Morris. Through April 9. 121 S First St, La Conner,360-466-4446.
SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM
Seattle Art Museum downtown is closed for renovations until spring 2007. Highlights at the Volunteer Park museum are Carl Goulds 1933 art-deco architecture, snuffboxes in a side room overlooking the park, and Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshats video installation, Tooba, a lyrical, 12-minute portrait of a menaced woman making a kind of escape. Tooba is through Oct 15. Followers of Chinese painting, check out the 900-year overview in The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art and Fragrance of the Past: Chinese Calligraphy and Painting by Chung-ho Chang Frankel and Friends. Through April 2. Teresita Fernández will speak about her architectural installations Sun March 26, 2 pm. 1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park, 654-3100.
TACOMA ART MUSEUM
The historical show The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 19151935 has some standout pieces, including paintings by Charles Demuth, Duchamps In Advance of the Broken Arm, and impossibly lovable commercial objects from the period. Through May 21. Also up: Contemporary Photography and the GardenDeceits and Fantasies, with work by 16 American and European photographers, including Gregory Crewdson, Sally Mann, and Catherine Opie. Opie will lecture Sat March 25, 2 pm. Through April 30. 1701 Pacic Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258.
VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
Vancouver artist Brian Jungenknown best for adapting Nike Air Jordans into the forms of Northwest Coast native maskshas his rst comprehensive survey exhibition, including more than 40 drawings, sculptures, and large-scale installations. Through April 30. Also on view is another solo show by a BC artist, the painter Takao Tanabe, with more than 60 abstractions and minimalist landscapes. Through April 17. 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC, 604-662-4700.
WHATCOM MUSEUM OF HISTORY & ART
Contrasting Objectives: Fifteen Pacic Northwest Photographers includes Jim Breukelman of Vancouver, BC, Rebecca Cummins and Claude Zervas of Seattle, and Christopher Rauschenberg of Portland. Through Sept 10. 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, 360-676-6981.
An artist calling himself Vblast shows works on paper in Its All Flat. Reception Sat March 25, 710 pm. 3202 15th Ave W, 283-9003
New work by painter and mixed-media artist Eric Olson. Reception Fri March 24, 610 pm. Through April 30. 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584.
Chris Critess Not Again: The 1980s comes with a press release that says PSYCH!! so, naturally, the exhibition is recommended. Through April 5. 5208 Ballard Ave NW, 706-0969.
Abstract paintings by Seattle artists Michael Schultheis, Quincy Anderson, and Sheryl Westergreen. Through April 4. 1007 First Ave,340-6678.
ALL CITY COFFEE
New Perspectives of Real Things is photographs by Steve Holden. Through March 30. 125 Prefontaine Pl S,652-8331.
ART PATCH GALLERY
Bubblefroster is 10 drawings and panels by Sweatshop Inc. member Joseph Oguza. By appointment through April 20. 306 S Washington St, Ste 102, 388-2373.
ART/NOT TERMINAL GALLERY
Mosaics by Serena Lander. Also up: illustrations from Chill & Spill, a collection responding to trauma and disaster after 9/11. Through April 2. 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.
Final week. Painting the Northwest is new oils by Gary Nelson. Through March 25. 5411 Meridian Ave N, 633-5544.
BAAS ART GALLERY & FRAMING
Debut is oils by Jeanne Edwards and watercolors by Kathy Collins. Through March 31. 2703 E Madison St, 324-4742.
Final week. Daguerreotypes, photomicrographs, and photographs made with a pinhole camera by New Yorkbased Jerry Spagnoli. Through March 25. 1216 First Ave, 622-2480.
Amanda Visells paintings in Popping Through Pictures are inspired by Disney. Through March 30. 415 E Pine St, 325-1592.
CAPITOL HILL ARTS CENTER
Final week. Collection of Illuminated Works is a group show from the Twilight Artist Collective. Through March 27. 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500.
CATHERINE PERSON GALLERY
Drake Deknatel, Paintings from 20032005 is work from the nal years of the late Northwest artists career. He died in November. Through April 1. 319 Third Ave S, 726-1836.
CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART
Final week. Residence will turn CoCA into a literal and gurative residence in a collaborative installation by the artists Timothy Cross and Stephanie DiRicco, an engaged couple in real life. Reception Sat March 25, 8 pmmidnight. Through March 25. 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980.
Beautiful Women is sculptures by Kim Graham. Through March 31.6004 12th Ave S#17, 767-0280.
Catherine Cooks The Shape of Things. Through April 29. 526 Second Ave, 898-7090.
Paintings by Sharon Strauss, photographs by Anil Kapahi. Through April 29. 1421 S Dean St, 890-7882.
COLUMBIA CENTER GALLERY
The Women Painters of Washington: Celebration II. Through March 31. 701 Fifth Ave, third oor, 425-771-9019.
COLUMBIA CITY GALLERY
Two group shows are on display: Ravenous and Double Vision. Through May 7. 4864 Rainier Ave S, 760-9843.
CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
Final week. Solo shows from Cornish alums Erik Geschke and Bryan Smith. Through March 24. 1000 Lenora St, Main Campus Center Gallery, 726-5011.
Surrealist Paintings by Donald Jones. Through April 1. 306 S Washington St, 856-7037.
CRAWL SPACE GALLERY
W. Scott Trimble turns the gallery into a series of boardwalks in Divergent Paths. Through April 9. 504 E Denny Way, #1, 322-5752.
Tram Bui turns buildings into vertiginous abstractions. Also up: Persona is a group show exploring the form, method, and result of portraiture, including Samantha Scherer, Karen Ganz, and Steven Miller. Through April 1. 310 S Washington St, 624-7684.
Ian Boyden considers the parallels, pairs, and dualities that are found in nature in contemporary prints. Through April 1. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-1324.
Final week. Stills is new glass work by Carmen Lozar. Also up: Jamie Evards abstract owers in Night Departs. Through March 25. 123 S Jackson St, 622-2833.
Final week. Contemporary Figures is paintings and drawings by Aaron Coberly. Through March 26. 625 W McGraw St, 285-4467.
FRAME UP STUDIOS
Bill Herberholz uses found objects from the 30s, 40s, and 50s in Americans Tin Art. Through April 4. 3515 Fremont Ave N, 547-4657.
FRANCINE SEDERS GALLERY
CLAY and related materials includes work by Anne Hirondelle, Dina Barzel, Beth Lo, David Kuraoka, and Lynda K. Rockwood. Through April 2. 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355.
FRANK AND DUNYA
Frank Burks recent paintings and glasswork. Through April 6. 3418 Fremont Ave N,547 6760.
Landscapes by James Kuiper. 1200 Second Ave S,628-9501.
G. GIBSON GALLERY
New work by Bill Jacobson. Through April 15. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.
Brian Lane makes large-scale color photographs that abstract the marks of grafti. Through March 31. 101 Prefontaine Pl S,296-7580.
GALLERY 63 ELEVEN
Ideas/Places is recent abstract paintings by Martha Carey. Through April 5. 6311 24th Ave NW, 478-2238.
Fabulous Afliates is a 28-person show. Through April 1. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.
Saxophonist Wally Shoup, represented in Seattle by Garde Rail Gallery, displays recent paintings. Through April 8. 1412 18th Ave E, 956-8372.
GARDE RAIL GALLERY
Blocks features new paintings by Jennifer Harrison. Through April 1. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.
GREG KUCERA GALLERY
Here are works on paper by two big names: Henri Matisse and Louise Bourgeois. Through April 1. 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770.
Simplicity is new paintings by Gary Nisbet. Through April 1. 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816.
Lauren Grossman: Not Consumed nds the Seattle artist rmly engaged in questions of faith, identity, and dogma. Through April 1. 604 Second Ave, 256-6399.
ICEBOX CONTEMPORARY ART
Half-Empty is a multimedia installation by Andrew Kaufman. Through April 13. 301A Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, 856-7114.
Marco Tulluck makes dark surrealist paintings. Through March 30. 1716 E Olive Way, 324-6630.
JACK STRAW NEW MEDIA GALLERY
Fences-Borders is new work by sound artist Richard Lerman. Through April 28. 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919.
JAMES HARRIS GALLERY
Recent Works on Paper is Keith Tilfords exhibition on ux, process, and multiplicity. Through April 1. 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220.
KIMZEY MILLER GALLERY
Finaléis the starkly titled closing exhibition for this 30-year-old Seattle staple location. On rotation are works by the gallerys stable of artists. Through May 26. 1225 Second Ave, 682-2339.
Cris Bruchs large-scale installations in How Did I Get Here?Also up: Between the Lines is works on paper by Sally Schuh. Through April 20. 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, 253-879-3701.
Everything Is Also Spirit is an installation by Tim Foss. Through March 30. 602608 S Jackson St,381-3000.
LINDA HODGES GALLERY
Dwellings is new paintings by Helen OToole. Through April 1. 316 First Ave S, 624-3034.
LISA HARRIS GALLERY
New paintings by gurative expressionist Royal Nebeker. Through April 2. 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315.
MITCHELLIS GALLERY BAR
Pratt instructor Bruce Botts paintings and etchings. Through April 30. 84 Yesler Way, 623-3883.
PACINI LUBEL GALLERY
Interpretations: Jewelry by the Unexpected Artist. Through April 1.207 Second Ave S, 326-5555.
PATRICIA CAMERON GALLERY
Connect/Disconnect is a group show that questions collaborative process in terms of location and presence. Through April 22. 234 Dexter Ave N, 343-9647.
Heartfelt is a show of super-cute plush toys at a toy store. Through April 14. 121 N 85thSt, 782-8655.
Final week. Matt Sellarss sculptures in Diaphaneity draw inspiration from the lingering persistence and will of small community agriculture. Sellars will talk about his work Thurs March 23, 6 pm. Through March 25. 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808.
RICHARD HUGO HOUSE
The Eight Essential Ingredients is collaborative works more linguistic than visual. Through March 31. 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030.
ROQ LA RUE
Triple Threat is new paintings by Ryan Heshka, Davey, and Brian Despain. Through April 8. 2312 Second Ave, 374-8977.
Le Merde makes art that constructs a world where muscle men are always falling down and people are throwing up their words, according to the married duo, Michelle and Mike Kelly. Through March 31. 1930 Second Ave, 728-8008.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM RENTAL/SALES GALLERY
Introductions features 8 artists new to the gallery: Tori Ellison, Scott Foldesi, Claire Johnson, Irene Mahler, Inez Storer, Heinrich Toh, Marie Watt, Malei Young. Through April 15. Also up is a showing by members of the Howard House roster, including Victoria Haven and Robert Yoder. Through April 1. 1220 Third Ave, 343-1101.
SEE SOUND LOUNGE
Keven Furiya paints Cityscapes of Seattle. Through April 4. 115 Blanchard St, 374-3733
Stephen Chalmers photographs in Limbo. Through April 1. 306 S Washington St #105, 962-0201.
SOIL ART GALLERY
Final week. Stunt n Growth is collaborative sculpture by Sean M. Johnson and Jason Wood. Also on display is Chris Engmans Transplant. Through March 26. 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061.
Roger Shurtleffs mixed-media paintings. Through March 31. 2602 Third Ave, 256-0001.
Dis-place in Time is a massive opaque berglass box by John OBrien with curlicue handrails splashing out from its top, intended to represent memory, and sandwiched between two pedestals of ne, monogrammed jewelry. Unfortunately, the metaphor is both heavy handed and inscrutable without the artists testimony, and the structures appearance irts unpleasantly with whimsy. Through April 7. 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809.
Final week. Aether (The Vapors) is new video work and site-specic installation by Barry Maxwell. Through March 26. Broadway and 11th St, Tacoma, 253-572-0995.
Pop Style Acrylic Paintings and Iconography by Phil Scroggs. Through April 4. 513 N 36th St, Space E, 568-7419.
Animal is new work by Brandon Graham and Michael Hall, AKA SPECS ONE. Through April 3. 2018 First Ave, 441-3441.
VÉRITÉ COFFEE AND CUPCAKE ROYALE
Photography by Paulette McKay. Through April 13. 2052 NW Market St, 782-9557.
Women of Spirit is a photo exhibition by Mary Grace Long with sales beneting the Tibetan Nuns Project. 619 Western Ave, second oor,697-4439.
Doug Landreths Hemiptera & Maine. Through April 8. 600 First Ave, Suite 322, 330-9137.
WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY
Tell the Truth is new paintings on glass by Portland-based artist Gregory Grenon. Also up: Paul Marionis 12 Paintings/12 Sculptures. Through April 2. 110 Union St #200, 587-6501.
WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY TACOMA
Geoff Garzas Storybook. Through April 9. 1821 E Dock St,253-383-3685.
WINDOWS ART GALLERY
Melanie Reeds dreamlike collages of fragments of found paper form Oneiromancy. Through March 31. 4131 Woodland Park Ave N, 425-806-8044.
WINSTON WÄCHTER FINE ART
Spring Highlights features painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography by nine artists, including Julie Speidel and Michael Schultheis. Through April 13.203 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855.
SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL
A costume gala, lm, performance artall things sex-positive for three days at Consolidated Works. March 2426. www.brownpapertickets.com. 500 Boren Ave N.